Search found 6394 matches

by Bill DeShivs
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Legit Stamp?
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Legit Stamp?

Perfectly legitimate.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: 11 cm Hubertus
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: 11 cm Hubertus

I'll take it.
See your PMs.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Vintage "Latama" with rare pantograph engraving.
Replies: 24
Views: 721

Re: Vintage "Latama" with rare pantograph engraving.

The Edwin Jay picture is a great example to learn from: "Made in Italy" is stamped. "Edwin Jay" is pantograph cut with a rotary cutter. If you look closely, or enlarge the picture-you will see that all of the corners of the letters are rounded because of the rotary cutter. There is another type of p...
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Swing arm fired switchblade
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Swing arm fired switchblade

I have one and, like everyone else, wish I had bought half a dozen.
I was at that show. I asked the GEC guys about them and they started acting all goofy and denying knowing anything about them.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Vintage "Latama" with rare pantograph engraving.
Replies: 24
Views: 721

Re: Vintage "Latama" with rare pantograph engraving.

Latama didn't make knives.
Sam said he was told that his knives had to have his company's mark. I don't know who told him, or if it was correct, but he believed it.
Latama bought the knives in question from the Coricama consortium.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Vintage "Latama" with rare pantograph engraving.
Replies: 24
Views: 721

Re: Vintage "Latama" with rare pantograph engraving.

I did my research 20+ years ago, and the markings were not new then. They were aged the same as the knives. There were more than a "handful" done this way. I have had probably a dozen through my shop, and have seen at least a dozen more. Some were Coricama-stamped knives (front) with Latama engraved...
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Vintage "Latama" with rare pantograph engraving.
Replies: 24
Views: 721

Re: Vintage "Latama" with rare pantograph engraving.

The knives are legitimate. Why would someone mark the exact same knives that Latama sold? I'm sure these were bought from stock in Italy. I'm also sure they were marked here, as Gorton pantographs were generally not available in Italy when the knives were made. After doing pretty exhaustive research...
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What else do you collect?
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: What else do you collect?

Tom-
Don't get rid of too much. You'll have a lot more time to fill, now. Congratulations on your retirement!
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: "Punisher" OTF mystery knife
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: "Punisher" OTF mystery knife

The spring runs down the center of the handle.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Heads up swingguard collectors
Replies: 37
Views: 1235

Re: Heads up swingguard collectors

Walt is very conscientious about what he sells.
I agree with Jim, also.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: "Punisher" OTF mystery knife
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: "Punisher" OTF mystery knife

I have an Infidel that Bill McHenry gave me for my small involvement with it's design.
It's an OK knife.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: "Punisher" OTF mystery knife
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: "Punisher" OTF mystery knife

The Chinese don't care about copying anything, or patents, or trademarks.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: "Punisher" OTF mystery knife
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: "Punisher" OTF mystery knife

Someone in China made your knife.
I really doubt the handles are steel. Why do you think they are?
ALL D/A OTF knives are similar. There isn't a whole lot you can change around the design.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: UNUSUAL FINDS at the flea -- Group A
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: UNUSUAL FINDS at the flea -- Group A

It was made to comply with German law. This law was in effect in the mid-1970s. This is the only reason it was produced this way.

This size stiletto was common in Germany.

The knife was made for distribution in or from Germany.

There- I made it easy for you.